Adult Courses

Counselling Skills Level 1 Award Adult

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Havering Ardleigh Green
  • Qualification

    Adult Courses
  • Subject

    Therapeutic Counselling
  • Schedule

    Thursday (Evening)
  • Duration

    15 Weeks
  • Age


Course Fees

Important note about fees: Many adults pay no or low fees, depending on their circumstances.

Entry requirements

An interest in Counselling, and adequate written and oral communication skills are required.


This Level 1 Award consists of two mandatory units. These are: Introducing Counselling Skills (which, when achieved, is worth three credits); and Using Counselling Skills to Help Others (which is also worth three credits). To achieve the Award, students must produce a portfolio of evidence showing that they have gained the six credits and have covered an introduction to counselling and the development of skills associated with counselling.

The modules cover areas such as:

  • Know the issues for which people seek counselling
  • Understand the skills used by counsellors
  • Be able to demonstrate empathy when using counselling skills
  • Be able to observe boundaries when using counselling skills
  • Recognise and respond appropriately to different emotions displayed
  • Manage own emotions and prejudices so that the person being helped is not adversely affected

The course is run twice a year, and students can enrol to study either from September to January, or from March to June.

Further information

This qualification is a small introduction to counselling and progression would be to the next level of learning. Successful students who achieve the Award can progress to the NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills.

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